Joe Biden has called media mogul Rupert Murdoch “the most dangerous man alive” and called his cable network Fox News “destructive”, according to a forthcoming book.
The US president has never spoken in public about Mr Murdoch, 91, according to a database of Mr Biden’s speeches and other public statements.
But the president reportedly told an associate last year that he had “rated” Mr Murdoch as “one of the most destructive forces in the United States”.
The exchange was chronicled in This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future, written by two New York Times reporters.
Mr Biden publicly berated Fox News reporters and referenced the right-wing network’s critical coverage of his presidency.
More recently, he was caught on a mic calling Fox White House reporter Peter Doocy a “dumb son of b—-” in response to a question.
He then called Mr. Doocy to apologize.
Mr Biden also joked about the network’s negative coverage of his presidency, saying he “sometimes turns[s] on Fox to find out how popular I am.
Mr Biden’s aides have also hit back at Fox News’ coverage of the coronavirus and its experts on Vladimir Putin and Russia, saying the network spreads misinformation.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-04 17:13:53